We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 97 Truckee Restaurants

Jax Truckee Diner

10144 W River St, Truckee, CA 96161-0319
530-550-7450
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #30 of 97 Restaurants in Truckee
Price range: $8 - $8
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

210 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    66
    78
    29
    22
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Jax by the Trax is a fun Dinner. We had driven up from Squaw Valley and took the West River road which brings you very close. The parking is free after 6pm. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Both of our meals were excellent. Salad and chicken was excellent. Desserts looked decadent. You feel like you are in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My hubby and I went to Jax for lunch after visiting Donner Summit. Rose was our server and she was so friendly and knew a lot about the area and was genuinely happy to be working at Jax and living in Truckee. We ordered burgers for our lunch and they were incredible. NOTHING comes from a box, all handmade, even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truckee, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Fabulous place, lots to choose from on menu, great history and memorabilia throughout , feels like you are on a train having breakfast, wait staff very friendly but not very attentive when busy, highly recommend stopping in while visiting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. they even have cocktails and local beers

Was this review helpful? Yes
Folsom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited Jax while on a trip to Tahoe with my wife. Jax came recommended by a friend and I am grateful for his recommendation. We loved the diner look and the menu had A lot of options. My wife had the melt sandwich and it was extremely tasty. I enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich which was excellent with a tangy... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Old fashioned diner with superb waithelp and a traditional diner menu. They have several vegetarian choices that I enjoy. My friend loves their wide selection of burgers, all kinds of interesting fries and milk shakes done the good old fashioned way.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truckee, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When in Truckee you must try Jax dinner, if you are looking for an extensive menu, this is the place, breakfast, lunch or dinner you will find up scaled basics to gourmet

Was this review helpful? Yes
Martinez, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

charming little diner with a rich history and tasty food. The service was outstanding (Thank you Rose).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were so excited to be here with all the hype that we have heard. The location was great. The restaurant had a fun vibe. They talked up their biscuits and it was worse than the frozen ones you buy from the store. I ordered the JAX corned beef hash with their "secret recipe". It was disgusting. I think the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Visited for lunch on 8-19-14. Service was slow... The restaurant was not crowded & I saw 4-5 servers out back of the restaurant visiting with someone in regular clothing. I order the Food Network logo recommended Dill Fish & Chips which was awful once it finally arrived... Not only was the fish dry, the batter was almost burnt. The fries... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eureka, CA
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

With all the cable TV Show hype and Cable network flags and branding I was expecting a much better dining experience. The 30-minute wait was par for a restaurant at Sunday Brunch time, but over 40 minutes before the food arrived after ordering is well below what I expect from today's restaurants. We were not offered coffee warm ups during... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jax Truckee Diner also viewed

Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
Truckee, Lake Tahoe (California)
 

Been to Jax Truckee Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Jax Truckee Diner?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing